I have always tried to take reusable shopping bags with me to the grocery store. I always have the best intentions. And I always remember that I need my bags after I’ve already left the house.
Until recently. I was walking into Target and a rack of little red somethings caught my eye. At first glance they appeared to be makeup bags. Then I looked closer and found that they were reusable shopping bags, all zipped up into their own little pouch. And the best part was the price – only $0.99!
I immediately bought one. I started keeping it in my purse at all times (I tend to carry large purses, so this was no problem). Now when I go to the grocery store, or any store really, I already have my reusable shopping bag with me. I just pop it out of my purse, unzip and it’s ready to go. I’ve already used it several times at the grocery store and I also used it this week at Home Depot.
The zipper compartment turns into a little pocket on the outside of the bag for smaller items. It seems pretty sturdy too. I’ve only had it a few weeks so we’ll see how long it lasts. At a cost of only $0.99 it’s certainly not the best reusable shopping bag on the market. But a product is only a great buy if you actually use it and so far I’m using this one quite often.
This bag is perfect for single people who don’t tend to buy a lot of groceries, or for mid-week shopping on the way home from work. The bag holds a lot of groceries – at least two plastic bags worth, maybe three (less bags to carry – yea!). For bigger grocery shopping trips I do need to invest in some bigger, sturdier, flat-bottomed reusable bags. Almost every store carries these nowadays.
Now that I always have my bag with me, there’s no excuse not to use it. Good-bye plastic bags!